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9 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

Wow!  If putting together the furniture didn't kill your relationship, taking it apart without directions or tools might do the trick!::D:

 

The best sale I ever got out of IKEA was when they offered free shipping on all orders over 250 with no exclusions.  I bought 14 bookshelf units!

 

I got kicked out of my office (they are selling the location so I need to rethink my home office as a permanent location aka. Where am I supposed to put my stuff?

 

Good looking beer!  Sounds pretty tasty too.  It is perfectly possible to get high alcohol brews of a stovetop setup, it just requires a high enough gravity wort, a good amalyse barley and a long time at enzyme temperature to break down the starches.  Of course you also need a good alcohol resistant yeast.  I used to finish my dubbles and quads with a champagne yeast and my tripples with a second injection of yeast I started and got up to a 1 gallon starter about 1 week after the first inoculation.  Best I got was a samiklause clone with s 14.1 abv 

 

I hope you wow them at the meeting!

Let me help you with this.

It's your place so Your Stufftm has absolute priority over their stuff tm.

If you need additional space for their stuff it needs to go in the garage/carport or on a porch.

If this isn't satisfactory to the people who have dispossessed you then tell them you will need more money for a larger apartment with enough space for  their stuff to be taken care of in the manner they wish.  Since they are no longer paying for the office space you formerly occupied, this shouldn't present any problem from a financial standpoint.

This is a little bit ahead of the curve but don't be surprised if this becomes a significant topic of discussion in certain circles, specifically the circles where revenue [especially tax revenue] is being lost from all the now vacant office space and people working full or near full time from locations that are zoned residential.

Not trying to get political, just looking at how the "new normal" is going to affect my friends, who are being forced to make sometimes unreasonable adjustments in their home life in order to maintain an income.

GEM

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10 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Had a new twist on my annual corporate ethics training. Apparently they now have some official guidelines on the appropriate development and use of artificial intelligence.

 

I for one welcome our new electronic overlords. 

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4 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

I got kicked out of my office (they are selling the location so I need to rethink my home office as a permanent location aka. Where am I supposed to put my stuff?

I would also be concerned with them wanting 'extra' work. Your office is already there, so it's no big deal, right?

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4 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

 

I got kicked out of my office (they are selling the location so I need to rethink my home office as a permanent location aka. Where am I supposed to put my stuff?

 

 

I wonder why this has to become YOUR problem?

They are selling the location, they should offer you a new workplace?

 

If they expect you to keep working from home from now on, you will need to inform them that you don't have the space for it all.

Can they offer some compensation? Rent a smaller place perhaps for their employees?

It's a bit much to just say, hey we're selling the place so everybody has to make arrangements for themselves.

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5 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

I got kicked out of my office (they are selling the location so I need to rethink my home office as a permanent location aka. Where am I supposed to put my stuff?

Your office was determined to be an acceptable containment zone for the possessed IKEA furniture that they are trying to gather back from people's homes. The new for old "deal" was brought about by the realization that the layout of the store inadvertently (or purposefully) acting as a spirit trap, and that some of the more malignant ones over the years had found a way to escape by possessing the furniture kits. (which goes a long way towards explaining why they are the source of so much frustration, the spirit feeds off that)

Possibly this whole thing came about by design and some higher up has gone rogue by trying to stop it, or the company crunched the numbers and realized that the cost of a recall hidden as a buyback was far less than the damage caused by the situation being made public, or maybe this was the plan from the beginning and the company is now trying to "harvest" the human suffering caused by the assembly....

But since Kangaroorex's office seems to lie on some manner of layline convergence, it was bought or muscled out by IKEA who hope to use it as a safe place to store the possessed furniture and extract the suffer contained within....

 

 

 

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@Thoramel YUM!!

@Froggy the Great Keeping my fingers crossed that something fantastic comes along soon.

@ManvsMini Sorry to hear about your crotchety dad. Hope he recovers quickly, and doesn't drive everyone nuts along the way.

 

Everyone keeps asking us if we have everything we need, which is frustrating. I have no idea. We have a lot of stuff, but is it what we need? I've never done this before.... Actually got some sleep last night. He was a lot less fussy. Not going to say anything foolish like "I think we're getting the hang of this" because that's only asking for trouble.

 

COFFEE! and as soon as I finish the first cup, WAFFLES!

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6 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Let me help you with this.

It's your place so Your Stufftm has absolute priority over their stuff tm.

If you need additional space for their stuff it needs to go in the garage/carport or on a porch.

If this isn't satisfactory to the people who have dispossessed you then tell them you will need more money for a larger apartment with enough space for  their stuff to be taken care of in the manner they wish.  Since they are no longer paying for the office space you formerly occupied, this shouldn't present any problem from a financial standpoint.

This is a little bit ahead of the curve but don't be surprised if this becomes a significant topic of discussion in certain circles, specifically the circles where revenue [especially tax revenue] is being lost from all the now vacant office space and people working full or near full time from locations that are zoned residential.

Not trying to get political, just looking at how the "new normal" is going to affect my friends, who are being forced to make sometimes unreasonable adjustments in their home life in order to maintain an income.

GEM

 

While I agree with you in theory, the honest fact of the matter is that the stuff in my office is my stuff. :rolleyes:  These are the professional books i have accumulated over the years, the souvenirs from the sites i have visited, desk toys, 2 wooden ships i have built over the years, and my historical museum of obsolete processors from control systems i have upgraded over the years.  Their stuff can go hang, i want room for my stuff!!

 

2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I would also be concerned with them wanting 'extra' work. Your office is already there, so it's no big deal, right?

 

What makes you think this isnt my current life.  I already have a small home office that i work from most of the time, its just not my official location.  My company is pretty good to its people, the problem is their official policies are always draconian so i tend to put up a fuss when i get embroiled in one of these policies to try and make a difference for the people who cant get their boss to give them what they need. (well that, and my home office could really use some drawers... spots for pens and other desk stuff is pretty tight at home...

 

2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

 

I wonder why this has to become YOUR problem?

They are selling the location, they should offer you a new workplace?

 

If they expect you to keep working from home from now on, you will need to inform them that you don't have the space for it all.

Can they offer some compensation? Rent a smaller place perhaps for their employees?

It's a bit much to just say, hey we're selling the place so everybody has to make arrangements for themselves.

 

I agree 100% but there isnt too much i can do about it and everyone else is just shrugging their shoulders and moving on.  These sort of thing irritate the snot out of me,  If you read the policy, it looks like it was written, unchanged in the early 90s when home offices werent common and the tone is very much that the employee should be grateful that the benevolent corporation is willing to let you work from home and that this is a special privilege. 

 

all that being said, I am apparently 1 voice in the wilderness and even some of my co-workers that I can usually rally with anything are pretty Meh about the issue.  So, end result i will just have to figure it out and move on.  Appreciate the fact that, at least here, there are some people who agree with me. ::D:

 

4 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Everyone keeps asking us if we have everything we need, which is frustrating. I have no idea. We have a lot of stuff, but is it what we need? I've never done this before.... Actually got some sleep last night. He was a lot less fussy. Not going to say anything foolish like "I think we're getting the hang of this" because that's only asking for trouble.

 

COFFEE! and as soon as I finish the first cup, WAFFLES!

 

Whether you use cloth or disposable, never say no to more diapers!  If you choose cloth, they make awesome polishing rags and dust mops.  Clothing is also good if they are willing to not have it fit immediately.  they grow so fast when they are that young, they get reoutfitted every 4-5 months.  Food is also usually welcome.  We always were crunched for time after i had to go back to work for making dinner and such.  

 

I also remember the first week was...difficult... weeks 2-8 were okay, and then eldest roo started to move on his own and the true test of endurance began.  It can be scary but also a lot of fun!  Just remember that every first parent goes through this and you will be fine.

 

have fun and good luck!

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1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:

COFFEE! and as soon as I finish the first cup, WAFFLES!


Aackk !

 

** Gryffon does not feel good enough for food **
 

Food. BAD. 

Had some yesterday ...not good. 
Food. BAD.

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1 hour ago, Crowley said:

 

 

Everyone keeps asking us if we have everything we need, which is frustrating. I have no idea. We have a lot of stuff, but is it what we need? I've never done this before.... Actually got some sleep last night. He was a lot less fussy. Not going to say anything foolish like "I think we're getting the hang of this" because that's only asking for trouble.

 


As new parents 18 years ago, the wife and I recorded our son’s first week nearly completely. When he was six months old, we rewatched that first week’s video for fun, and got to a part when the poor thing was crying. The stupid parents couldn’t figure out that he was hungry! It was so obvious! Then our anger subsided when we remembered who the stupid mom and dad were, and that they hadn’t learned which crying style meant which problem.

 

Enjoy the ride and go Bulls (the same son’s college mascot... freshman...  time flies... 2038 is coming for your rodential self)

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Morning all, 

 

   I just posted a picture of my inktober challenge. The ground floor of the Manor House is done barring labels and room numbers. I have started the basement and the upper floors. making a lot of progress on this. I will have to restart the writing of the adventure here in a few months, I know the direction it is going to go, so I am not too worried about it. I do need to start up a PbP to run through my first adventure, just not sure if I want to try to do it as GURPS or Labyrinth Lord. I love both systems, but because of the skills I really do prefer GURPS. I know there are not many GURPS fans here, but that is ok I still love all you guys and girls. 

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So, last night, 15 minutes into his shift, our comms guy just walked off the job. This is after months of him getting pushed to "do more" and having a lot of stuff dumped on him as well as making things "his problem." Color me not surprised. This is what happens when people push and take and don't let up. And then they complain that they can't "keep people." Whenever they talk about looking for suggestions or putting up a comment box and the like, I just roll my eyes. I'd like to think that my ideas are well known. And they don't like them.

And, not long before this, I was trying to track down someone I was suppose to train. He called out because he had a migraine last week and then he wasn't in the schedule for tonight. Which no one told me until I started asking where this dude was. Apparently, a bunch of people also quit this week but there's been errors in our computer system and I just wanted to punch my boss. Because he wasn't trying to answer my question, just offer excuses.

This is why I only work when I'm scheduled. They don't deserve any more than that.

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Working on my Hallo'week games for my players. The one I'm running for the FLGS is add-on DM's G adventure for Curse of Strahd, called Luna Lake. It adds a bit around the area of Berez & Luna Lake. Allot of Will-O-Wisp encounters, so I'm gonna have to 3d print those. Hopefully my printer can handle it. There are also Vampire Spawn & Strahd Zombie encounters. I have Reaper's Vampire Spawn minis coming, but I'm not sure if I'll have enough (one encounter has 5! in it. I may have to tone that one down, as our games are barely re-starting around here). I think I may use  Vorvorlaka (77631) for the most of the spawns & use the metal ones for an encounter where the PCs meet 2 upside down in a old run down house.

 

The other adventure is my home game & it's story of love gone wrong. One of the PCs is possessed by a demon & is compelled to return to a old house in the woods. This house was a site of a a dedicated couple & the woman eventually feel ill & her husband tried everything to save her until one day, a demon (the one possessing the PC) offered him a deal. The old man loved his wife that he wanted her well again, so he took the deal. The woman in the end went mad afterwards & killed her husband. Eventually, the man's soul attained chain devil status & has made the house his personal lair as it's pulled into the 4th level of Hell (Phelegotsan-however it's spelled). The PCs get dragged into this one as soon as they enter the house, as it becomes a prison. 

 

It's a simple but pretty cool, adventure. The encounters are creepy, one has the players put on blindfolds & I play a recorded track (on u-tb), & they have to navigate the darkness for example. Eventually the final battle is between the man (Chain Devil) vs the demon (who is drawn out of the PC). The PCs get caught up in the battle. The battle takes place in a lava field (ie the 4th plane of Hell). I'm gonna have to print up a chain devil as I only have a prepainted female version & aftermarket prices are SPENDY!! The demon is a shadow demon & I'll use Reaper's Bones, thou I'm not sure if I have the purple or blue one...hmmm.

 

Good to be back behind the screen!!

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For a while I tried to avoid telework by saying I didn't even have an office. That worked for awhile. Then the question became "but you have a kitchen table, can't you use that?"

 

That's when my answer became "no elf u". That was an adequate answer until I furloughed myself. I assume I will have to return to "no elf u" when I return to real work because the telework wave had been getting ready to crest again when I left. I don't care if I become the only person in the building, work stays at work and home stays at home and that is a hill I will die on.

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